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The International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists 33rd Annual Scientific Symposium

“Optimal Epigenetic Expression and Aging Harmoniously With Food and Clinical Nutrition”
September 22, 2024 – pre-conference workshop
September 23-25, 2024 – main sessions • Coppell, TX

The IAACN is geared up to present a symposium on the buzz-worthy topic of anti-aging with a collection of speakers who will share their expertise on a variety of causes and treatment options for age-related diseases as well as nutritionally sound ways to get ahead of aging. Dr. Russel Jaffe will hold a 5 hour pre-conference workshop on the 22nd. The main sessions, which run the 23rd-25th, will bring back other favorites such as Dr. Arden Anderson, Dr. Jeff Marrongelle, and Dr. Jaffe, as well as newcomers to the IAACN Dr. Chris Meletis, Dr. Maria del Colon-Gonzalez, Dr. Jen White NP, and the team of Kelly Weichsel-Arya, RN and Deepa Deshmukh, RDN. Per the title of the symposium, speakers will present the science behind nutrition, diet, hormones, the mitochondria, microbiome reactions, and even fertility / aging in the womb in their relation to longevity.  Remember, you do not need to be an IAACN member or a CCN to join us, and first time symposium attendees receive special pricing. For registration information, the symposium agenda, and a link to the hotel block, please click here .

PCCA ACT Legislative Conference 2024

 May 14th & 15th • Washington, D.C.
A lot has been going on behind the scenes at O’Brien Pharmacy this year, including our continued efforts to advocate for compounded medicines, supplements, and homeopathic remedies. The outreach from us to our representatives throughout the year culminates during May and September when we go to Capitol Hill with our agendas. With sponsorship by PCCA, owner of O’Brien Pharmacy Lisa Everett Andersen and her husband, Dr. Arden Andersen, will attend the ACT Legislative Conference with a special mission to express concern over the proposed FDA plan to take away the comment period given to considered regulations. Without a comment period, the FDA can bulldoze through ideas without pause, and as we already know from our fight to save bio-identical hormone replacement, this could spell disaster. During their time in D.C., Lisa and Arden will attend a reception for Senator Ted Budd of North Carolina who has been dedicated to protecting your right to compounded medications. They will also visit face-to-face with as many representatives from the state of Kansas as they can over a two day period. Finally, their time in D.C. ends with a coffee they will host for Senator Roger Marshall, giving all attending parties a more relaxed environment to discuss what Senator Marshall may be able to do to help our cause.
Remember, your voice is just as important, if not more so, than ours. You are welcome at any time to contact your representatives to express your desire for continued healthcare freedom. We invite you to check in with us on what regulations need attention.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA/SPRINGFIELD/KANSAS CITY PHARMACY CAMP

June 7th in Columbia (University of Missouri Campus)
June 21st in Springfield (MSU-Brick City)
June 28th in Kansas City (UMKC Campus)
 
This summer, the University of Missouri, Columbia, Springfield, and Kansas City campuses will host their 9th annual Pharmacy Camp. Designed for high school students and adults, this camp offers a peek into the life of a pharmacist and the different roles they may play in healthcare. Attendees will enjoy activities that are near and dear to our hearts, such as the clinical side of pharmacy and compounding! Campers will also get a taste of what it is like to attend pharmacy school by interacting with pharmacy students and faculty at each campus. 
 
We are excited to sponsor Pharmacy Camp this year, as many of our pharmacists, including owner Lisa Everett Andersen, are graduates of UMKC School of Pharmacy. Every year we welcome several students for an internship to learn more about what we do, so we are honored to be a part of this opportunity to encourage the next generation of pharmacists. 
 
If you would like more information on attending Pharmacy Camp, please find it here: https://pharmacy.umkc.edu/news-and-events/pharmacy-camp.html

AOAPRM Conference

April 24th-27th, 2024  * Naples, FL
“A Synergistic Approach to Prolotherapy, Regenerative Medicine and Human Biochemistry”

Need to get away? Consider joining us for a lot of education and sun at the American Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine Conference in beautiful Naples, Florida April 24th-27th. Dr. Arden Andersen and Lisa will present a pre-conference workshop on nutrition and bio-identical hormone therapy. This will be a deep dive into both subject matters, how the proper functioning of each is necessary for and entwined with the other, and give attending practitioners the opportunity to understand more about recommendations/prescribing and follow-up. The final day of the conference brings Hollie to the stage. She will talk about USP/FDA/PCAB and compounding, explaining the ever-changing regulations regarding compounded medications used in prolotherapy. Information and registration can be found at prolotherapycollege.org

PCCA International Seminar

October 26-28, 2023 •   Houston, TX
This year, Lisa and Hollie will attend PCCA’s annual International Seminar, where they will collaborate with other compounding pharmacists and technicians, visit with compounding pharmacy advocates, and have a little fun! The PCCA seminar allows us to keep updated on the latest technologies in compounding and obtain insight to different compounding procedures we may not have known about otherwise.

2023 32nd annual symposium

International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists

October 11-14 , 2023 • Hilton Downtown • Fort Worth, Texas
“Mitigating Neurological and Mental Health Ailments with Clinical Nutrition.”

Compounders on Capitol Hill

September 19-23, 2023 • Washington D.C.

Although our advocacy on behalf of your right to access compounded prescriptions and nutritional supplements is nothing new, we have become even more involved than before. For example, our September trip to D.C. will be the second one this year.  Representing O’Brien Pharmacy, the practitioners we work with, and our patients will be owner Lisa Everett Andersen, RPh, CCN,FACA,   Chief of Pharmacy Regulations and Education Hollie Resseguie, PharmD,  and Chief of Laboratory Operations Kristy Timmons, RPh, along with Arden Andersen, DO, MScPH, Col. USAFR, Ret. During Compounders on Capitol Hill, they will “divide and conquer,” visiting with as many representatives from as many of the states in which we are licensed as possible. Saving bio-identical hormones will still be a hot topic, but we will also discuss the over-all importance of healthcare freedom. We look forward to updating you on our visit!

Psychedelic Science CONFERENCE 2023

June 19-23, 2023

For the first time, we will attend the Psychedelic Science conference, held this year in Denver, CO. Omar Hamid, PharmD, will represent O’Brien Pharmacy, with the goal of better understanding this therapy and its possible benefits for some of our patients.

The use of psychedelics for mental health disorders has been investigated for decades and peaked in the 60s during the counter culture movement. Ever since, their utility has been  minimal and the psychedelic landscape has been fraught with shifting political agendas and misinformation leading to significant underutilization of several very promising agents with very compelling evidence for a wide array of mental health disorders.

In recent years, the tide has shifted with a loosening of regulatory restrictions and a renewed focus on alternative treatments for mental health. Over the past decade, there have been a multitude of studies of psychedelics showing benefit for a wide array of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, anorexia, addiction and several others.

Psychedelic Science ‘23 was a culmination of decades of research in psychedelic science and presented an opportunity for clinicians, old and new, to experience the rapidly developing field of psychedelic science. The next several years will likely see new drug approvals, including MDMA for PTSD, and the future is very bright for this emerging science.

Kansas pharmacists association (kpHa) MEETINGS

As part of O’Brien Pharmacy’s ongoing commitment to continuing education and pharmaceutical best practices, Lisa Everett Andersen, RPh, CCN, and Hollie Resseguie, PharmD, attended the Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Professional Affairs meeting on April 24. As committee members, they meet a few times a year with the other members from across the state to discuss educational programming, best practices, and legislation as they pertain to pharmacy practice. O’Brien Pharmacy will also participate in KPhA’s upcoming Annual Meeting and Trade Show which is held August 24-27 in Lawrence, KS. This event is another good opportunity to stay up-to-date on new information and get to know pharmacy staff from different settings throughout Kansas.

The American Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine Conference

May 3-6, 2023 
This May, Lisa and her husband, Dr. Arden Andersen, will attend the American Prolotherapy and Regenerative Medicine Conference in Tempe, Arizona. This conference boasts lectures on prolotherapy and unique integrative pain treatments from top presenters in their field. But this gathering isn’t just for networking and lectures; Each day, attendees can take advantage of the hands-on workshops and a cadaver lab where practitioners can observe and practice joint treatments.

The ACT Legislative Conference

May 16-17, 2023
Lisa and Dr. Andersen will again team up to attend the ACT Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This two day event is a whirlwind of meetings with legislators so they may better understand the need to preserve the right to compound custom bio-identical hormones and compounded veterinary medications.  While there, Lisa and Dr. Andersen will attend a special event hosted by PCCA for Senator Roger Marshall, who has kept in touch with O’Brien Pharmacy as he has become an advocate for compounding and compounding pharmacies. 
More details about advocacy and the outcomes of their visit can be found on our blog, here.

APRIL 2022 : The Journal of The North American Menopause Society 

Bio-Identical Meta-Analysis Study 

Many of you know about and have heroically involved yourself in the campaign to ensure you have the right to choose compounded bio-identical hormones. We know the potential of of Big Pharma via the FDA outlawing your choice in hormone replacement has been a cause for despair. All of us at O’Brien Pharmacy completely understand how you feel – this isn’t just our livelihood, many of us also use bio-identical hormones. However, we have a little good news to share.

The FDA has made public their June meeting docket, and it appears the discussion of compounded bio-identical hormones has been postponed from this month’s meeting, but they are still on the list of substances to be considered for removal from compounding. So it is of utmost importance we keep spreading the word and contacting our representatives. Below you’ll find a PDF put together by the Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding (A4PC) that can help you inform others.

 A4PC has also made available a study of many studies (a meta-analysis) that shows the very strong benefits of bio-identical hormones. It completely discredits the flawed NASEM report and should reinforce the safety and security of taking compounded BHRT for you personally.

We would like to reiterate it is because of your efforts to save our hormones from Big Pharma via the FDA that we are making some headway. We are so grateful to all of you who have taken on the role of a compounded bio-identical hormone advocate! Let’s keep it going.

With Gratitude, Lisa

THE THREAT TO COMPOUNDED HORMONE THERAPY (PDF)

Awards

Presented by Merlin McFarland

The Excellence in Innovation award is a national award coordinated by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and generously sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. to recognize and honor a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice, method or service, directly or indirectly, resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy.

The tradition of designing innovative pharmaceuticals has been the commitment of Upsher-Smith Laboratories and is driven by the ever-changing needs of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare organizations. Their perspective is not “more products,” but the right products that make people’s lives better. At every level of their business, they are driven to be the best.

The recipient receiving this award today has a pharmacy practice that serves as a model for other pharmacists of what can be offered to patients in today’s rapidly changing healthcare climate.

Lisa Everett, pharmacist and certified clinical nutritionist, is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and the University Of Kansas School of Pharmacy.  She has also served as a clinical instructor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Lisa was on the Midwest Internal Review Board for 10 years, overseeing more than 95 studies for the Food and Drug Administration.  She also served on the Board of Trustees for the American Holistic Medical Association.  As vice president of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, and a member of the American Holistic Medical Association, and the International Association of Compounding Pharmacists, she focuses her practice on holistic patient care and education.

Lisa writes articles for various publications and has lectured to professional and patient groups both locally and internationally, compiling more than 1200 presentation hours.   She is currently writing a book for publication which will provide women, men, and health care professionals with a unique prospective on psychoneuroimmunoendocrinolgy, clinical nutrition, and the environment.

Lisa is the owner of O’Brien Pharmacy and the Kansas City Holistic Centre in Mission, Kansas.   She has a private consultation practice, in which she utilizes 36 years of experience in outcome-based lifestyle, spiritual, and pharmacologic intervention.  Her work incorporates the principles of biochemically-based clinical nutrition, physiology, and pharmacology in the monitoring of patient outcomes as they journey towards the reversal of disease and the reclamation of their health.

Let’s please congratulate Lisa Everett, recipient of this year’s Excellence in Innovation Award.

Congratulations to Eric Everett, of O’Brien Pharmacy in Kansas City, Missouri, for being named PCCA’s M. George Webber Compounding Pharmacist of the Year.

PCCA has named Eric Everett, RPh, CCN, FIACP of O’Brien Pharmacy in Kansas City, Missouri, as the 2002 Dr. M. George Webber Compounding Pharmacist of the Year. This award is presented annually to the PCCA member who demonstrates service excellence with patients, healthcare providers and pharmacy colleagues alike.

L. David Sparks, PCCA’s President, presented Eric with the award during PCCA’s January International Seminar (see photo at right). “For 2002, we are very pleased to recognize a pharmacist who has demonstrated the highest in quality and ethical standards throughout his pharmacy career,” says David. “Eric has helped to continue a legacy of compounding pharmacy, practicing the lessons his father imparted of always acting in the best and highest good of the patient.”

Founded in 1962 by Eric’s father, Harry Everett, O’Brien Pharmacy today occupies 4,500 square feet, with 300 square feet dedicated to the compounding laboratory, 100 square feet to the sterile laboratory and the remainder to the pharmacy, natural products three exam rooms and four consultation offices. Eric coowns the practice with his sister, Lisa Everett, RPh, CCN. All three pharmacists graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Pharmacy, and worked together for almost 30 years.

As soon as word spread that Eric had been awarded Pharmacist of the Year, commendation letters began arriving from healthcare practitioners, legislators and state medical officials. Jane L. Murray, MD, of Sastun Center Integrative Health Care, wrote, “I have worked closely with Eric and his staff at O’Brien Pharmacy over the last several years to find compounded formulations that will optimize my patients’ medical care. Eric is a superb professional, outstanding pharmacist and true expert in compounding. I have learned so much by working with Eric and having him create novel formulations and delivery systems to help patients.”

Jo Jeanne Callaway, MD, in private practice in Kansas City, lauded Eric for his commitment to continued education. “Some years ago, Eric decided with his sister that it was necessary to become more knowledgeable about clinical nutrition in order to serve patients better pharmacologically. So he undertook a course of study and with my recommendation sat for and passed the examination to become a certified clinical nutritionist. This added fund of knowledge about good human nutrition and nutritional supplements has offered additional service to patients, and of course, has increased his competence as a pharmacist.”

House of Representatives Member Karen McCarthy, Fifth District, Mo.: “O’Brien’s firm commitment to honesty, integrity, and responsibility serves as a national model for the pharmaceutical industry and consumers. Thank you for the work you do each day to meet the compounding needs in our community.”

And finally, John C. Hagan, III, MD, FACS, editor of the Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association, said, “I began to use O’Brien Pharmacy hyaluronidase for my eye surgery patients. The product worked extremely well. With Dr. Warren Hill of Phoenix, Arizona, we began a prospective clinical study comparing O’Brien Pharmacy compounded hyaluronidase with the last available Wydase that North Kansas City Hospital could obtain. Our study was reported at the San Diego 2001 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and published in the International Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, EyeWorld News and Ophthalmic Surgery. We found that O’Brien hyaluronidase worked better than Wydase. The patients had less pain during and after eye surgery, surgeons felt the anesthesia worked better and the product was 30 percent less expensive.”

Eric was able to experience his Pharmacist of the Year evening with his wife, mother and sister in attendance. “Both the surprise and the honor will bring a smile to my face for years to come,” he says. “It is truly a great compliment to be counted among the passionate people of this profession.” On behalf of the entire PCCA staff, congratulations to Eric Everett for being named Pharmacist of the Year.

Preceptor of the Year, 2009, University of Kansas

In 2009, Lisa Everett, owner and pharmacist at O’Brien Pharmacy, was awarded the honor Preceptor of the Year by the University of Kansas 2009 pharmacy student body. Nominees for the preceptor of the year award excel amongst their peers in meeting the challenges of educating students in an ever-changing pharmacy world. Students voted for Lisa as a preceptor who proved most influential in their training and exceeded their expectations for clinical experience, knowledge expansion and innovation in the career of pharmacy.

Lisa Everett has set the standard in her practice as one of the most well versed pharmacists in hormones and clinical nutrition. By acknowledging the connection between the mind, body and spirit, and using the idea of a collaborative team approach, Lisa has helped thousands of patients actualize their individual health care goals.

By constantly learning and evolving, Lisa provides an extraordinary example of how pharmacist can move away from the count, pour, lick and stick and be a trusted and knowledgeable resource in the community and across the country for patients and clinicians alike.

O’Brien Pharmacy has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Best of Mission Awards in the category of pharmacy. The Mission Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Mission. Our mission is to raise the profile of exemplary companies and entrepreneurs among the press, the business community, and the general public.

OTHER NEWS

Learning to Thrive in a Toxic World

In the book Learning To Thrive in a Toxic World And the Impact of Clinical Endocrinology and BHRT, A Reference for Healthcare Practitioners and Patients, Lisa Everett Andersen, Holistic Clinical Pharmacist and Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist dispenses a different prescription. This body of work is one practitioner’s attempt to shed some light on these problems and to offer science-based preventative solutions that also come from 40 plus years of private practice and clinical research.

Lisa Everett Andersen

B.SC. PHARM, FACA, CCN

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At O’Brien Pharmacy, we have but one passion: to serve our global community. We are  dedicated to extraordinary and individualized patient care, providing innovative, well documented, and highest quality medication and holistic solutions for practitioners and patients alike. We promote optimal lifestyle and healing with clinical consultations and the art and science of compounding without compromise. It is with gratitude and our greatest pleasure that we accept our role as a trusted cornerstone in healthcare since 1962. 

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